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July 28, 2020

ASCO’s Conquer Cancer joins forces with ICRF to co-fund Career Development Award in Israel

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Albert Grinshpun, MD, MSc,


Albert Grinshpun, MD, MSc
Hadassah Medical Center
ICRF-Conquer Cancer (The ASCO Foundation) Career Development Award Grantee, 2020-2023


The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of the Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced a collaboration with ICRF to grant a 2020 Career Development Award (CDA) to support high quality clinical oncology research by an early-career physician scientist in Israel. The CDA provides resources to clinical and translational investigators during their initial years of faculty appointment when funding is especially challenging.
 
Albert Grinshpun, MD, MSc, of the Hadassah Medical Organization, is the recipient of the 2020 joint award, which marks the first time Conquer Cancer has co-funded an award with ICRF. He will receive $200,000 over three years. Dr. Grinshpun’s project, Universal Detection of Breast Cancer, will focus on developing a minimally invasive alternative for standard breast biopsy.

“We look for organizations committed to collaborative funding, open minded about researchers at various  levels of career development, and enthusiastic about Israel’s performance in biomedical sciences.“

Mark A. Israel, MD
ICRF National Executive Director
“This grant will allow the Hadassah Breast Cancer research group and me to fulfill our ambitious goal to develop an early diagnosis blood test for the detection of early-stage blood cancer,” said Dr. Grinspun.
 
ICRF looks to enhance its grants program through collaborations with like-minded organizations. “We look for organizations committed to collaborative funding, open minded about researchers at various  levels of career development, and enthusiastic about Israel’s performance in biomedical sciences,“ noted Dr. Mark Israel, ICRF National Executive Director. “These collaborations have resulted in great opportunities for us to expand our efforts in Israel and the breadth of experiences we can provide our investigators.”


About Conquer Cancer:
Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, funds research into every facet of cancer to benefit every patient, everywhere. In 1964, seven oncologists created the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), now a global network of nearly 45,000 cancer professionals. As ASCO’s foundation, Conquer Cancer helps turn science into a sigh of relief for patients around the world by supporting groundbreaking research and education across cancer’sfull continuum. For more information, visit CONQUER.ORG.

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